This week's round-up is a bit lighter than usual, as Cartoon Network has very suddenly and unexpectedly pulled the DC Nation Block—Green Lantern: The Animated Series and Young Justice—from its schedule, and according to the DC Comics and Cartoon Network Twitter feeds, the programming block won’t return until January. Consider this, as a friend of mine called it, a “Crisis on Infinite Saturday Mornings.”
Neither party has announced the reason for this sudden hiatus, or whose idea it was. But you know, a two-and-a-half month hiatus following two weeks of new episodes that started after a nearly three-month hiatus makes perfect sense. Really. It does. ON EARTH-2. I don’t get it. At all.
We were still on Onderon as “Front Runners” began, and the Jedi-trained rebels were beginning their campaign against the droids stationed in the ...Read more
Star Wars: The Clone Wars is the latest animated series in the Star Wars franchise to hit the small screen. The series takes place in between the films Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones and Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith. The following familiar characters (along with a few new faces) feature in the show: Anakin Skywalker (Matt Lanter), Obi-Wan Kenobi, Padmé Amidala (Catherine Taber), Yoda, Chancellor Palpatine (Ian Abercrombie) and General Grievous (Matthew Wood). The introduction to the series is a feature length film released in theaters August 15th, 2008 in the US. This will be the first Star Wars film in 3-D animation to be in theaters. Twenty-two episodes have been ordered for the first, second, third, fourth and fifth seasons.
Star Wars: The Clone Wars premiered with two back-to-back episodes on October 3, 2008 at 9:00pm (ET) on Cartoon Network. Repeat episodes aired at 8:30pm (ET), directly before new episodes premiered at 9:00pm (ET). New episodes continued to premiere Fridays at 9:00pm (ET) until the end of season.
The second season premiered with two back-to-back episodes on October 2, 2009 at 8:00pm (ET) on Cartoon Network. This season is also known as "Rise of the Bounty Hunters." On November 13, 2009 new episodes began premiering at 9:00pm (ET). New episodes continued to premiere Fridays at 9:00pm (ET) until the end of the season.
The third season premiered with two back-to-back episodes on September 17, 2010 at 9:00pm (ET) on Cartoon Network. This season is also known as "Secrets Revealed." On January 7, 2011 new episodes began premiering at 8:30pm (ET). New episodes continued to premiere Fridays at 8:30pm (ET) until the end of the season.
The fourth season premiered with two back-to-back episodes on September 16, 2011 at 8:00pm (ET) on Cartoon Network. This season is also known as "Battle Lines." New episodes premiered Fridays at 8:30pm (ET) until the end of the season.
The fifth season premiered on September 29, 2012 at 9:30am (ET) in its new timeslot. New episodes continued to air Saturday mornings at 9:30am (ET) on Cartoon Network until the season finale on Saturday March 2, 2013.
The series won 4 Emmy Awards for Outstanding Special Class Animated Program, Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program - David Tennant, Outstanding Individual in Animation - Color and Outstanding Special Class Animated Program.moreless